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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Change in Traffic Pattern at Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard Set for October 11

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Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will join other stakeholders in celebrating the substantial completion of the Ashburn Village Boulevard interchange at Route 7 at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017. 

During the overnight hours of October 10, road work is scheduled to occur that will result in a new traffic pattern at the intersection of Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard that will be in effect on October 11, 2017. Loudoun County encourages motorists who drive in this area to use extra caution as they navigate the new traffic patterns, which are expected to be in place for the next two months. 

Traffic Shifts
Motorists should be aware of the following shifts in traffic:
  • The existing traffic signal at Route 7/Ashburn Village Boulevard will be deactivated and subsequently removed.  Turning movements will no longer be permitted in any direction at the intersection where the traffic signal is located.
  • New traffic signals at the ramps for Route 7 on the Ashburn Village Boulevard bridge will be activated.
  • Southbound traffic on Ashburn Village Boulevard will be moved to the newly constructed bridge over Route 7.  
  • Vehicles turning left from southbound Ashburn Village Boulevard onto eastbound Route 7 will use the newly constructed ramp to merge onto Route 7.  
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Route 7 to southbound Ashburn Village Boulevard will use a newly constructed ramp.
New Detours
The new traffic pattern will also require temporary detours for two turns.  Signs will be posted to direct drivers to the detour routes.
  • Eastbound traffic on Route 7 will not be able to turn right to go southbound on Ashburn Village Boulevard.  Motorists will need to turn right at Lexington Drive, turn right at Atwater Street, turn right onto Russell Branch Parkway and then turn left onto Ashburn Village Boulevard.
  • Southbound traffic on Ashburn Village Boulevard will not be able to turn right to go westbound on Route 7.  Motorists will need to go west on Riverside Parkway, turn left onto Lansdowne Boulevard and take the ramp onto westbound Route 7.
Existing Detours to Remain
  • Northbound traffic on Ashburn Village Boulevard will not be able to turn left to go westbound on Route 7. Motorists will cross Route 7, turn left onto Riverside Parkway, then turn left onto Lansdowne Boulevard and take the ramp onto westbound Route 7.
  • Eastbound traffic on Route 7 will not be able to turn left to go northbound onto Ashburn Village Boulevard. Motorists will exit Route 7 onto Lansdowne Boulevard and turn right onto Riverside Parkway.
The new and existing detours will remain in place until construction of the Route 7/Ashburn Village Boulevard interchange is completed in late 2017.

The interchange at Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard will eliminate the existing traffic signal and help ease traffic congestion along Route 7—one of Loudoun County’s top transportation priorities. The interchange project is part of a larger effort to transform Route 7 into a limited access road with no traffic signals between Countryside Boulevard in the Sterling/Potomac Falls area and East Market Street in Leesburg. Another project that is part of the effort is the interchange currently under construction at Route 7 and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road).  

Miller and Smith, the developer of One Loudoun, the mixed-use community located at Route 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway, is managing construction of the Route 7/Ashburn Village Boulevard project. Loudoun County contributed $5 million toward the cost of the interchange. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.

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image of mapThe map at right depicts the location of the new ramps and bridge at Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard, which are shown in white. The new traffic patterns and detour routes aredesignated with green arrows; unchanged traffic patterns are represented by blue arrows. A larger view of the map is online here.
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